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BAKEWARE (cookie trays, baking pans, Pyrex)
If still in good condition, bakeware may be donated to local charities or the Bartholomew County Landfill Reuse Center. Metal bakeware in poor condition is accepted for scrap at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center or Bartholomew County Landfill. Glass bakeware is not recyclable.
BALLAST (from fluorescent lights)
Accepted in the scrap metal bin at Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center or Bartholomew County Landfill during regular hours.
Alkaline Batteries are not hazardous, and may be disposed of in the garbage.
Batteries Plus 1435 N. National Rd., Columbus 812.669.2400 Accepts household alkaline batteries, cordless batteries, some light bulbs
Rechargeable Batteries (Ni-Cad, Ni-MH, Ni-Zn, cell phone) are accepted for recycling at the Columbus Bartholomew Recycling Center Tuesday - Friday 7:30-4:30. Limit 5 per visit.
Lowe's 3500 10th St., Columbus 812-376-0521 accepts rechargeable batteries
Staples will accept rechargeable batteries. ►Staples Website
Lithium-Ion Batteries are accepted via the Tox-Away Program at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center Tuesday - Friday 7:30-4:30. Limit 5 per visit. Do not throw in garbage as they can start trash truck fires!
Car Batteries are accepted via the Tox-Away Program at the Columbus Bartholomew Recycling Center Tuesday - Friday 7:30-4:30 and the Bartholomew County Landfill Monday - Friday 7:30-4:30. Limit 5 per visit.
This is an item for heavy trash pickup or a metal recycler. Donate bikes in good condition for reuse.
Columbus Bicycle Co-op 1531 13th St., #B100, Columbus 812.379.8860 ►www.bikeco-op.org
Accepted via the Tox-Away Program at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center Tuesday - Friday 7:30-4:30. Limit 5 gallons per visit.
Hardcover and Paperback can be recycled at the Columbus Bartholomew Recycling Center. Separate by type. Books can also be donated to the Little Red School House for reuse by Bartholomew County educators.
This is an item for heavy trash pickup. Contact your trash hauler for more information. Box springs are not accepted for recycling or reuse and must be disposed of in the Bartholomew County Landfill.
BRAKE FLUID See AUTOMOTIVE
BRANCHES See YARD WASTE
Bricks are considered a bulky waste item and go in the landfill. Alternatively, call the Bartholomew County Landfill to inquire about use as clean fill. Bricks in good condition can be donated to the Bartholomew County Landfill Reuse Center.
BROWN ENVELOPES Recyclable at all BCSWMD facilities.
BRUSH See YARD WASTE
Bubble wrap can be recycled at retail stores along with plastic shopping bags and deflated air pillow packaging. UPS stores also accept bubble wrap for recycling.
BUG SPRAY (liquid insecticides) See INSECTICIDES
BUILDING & REMODELING MATERIALS See CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION MATERIALS
BUTANE LIGHTERS Dispose of in the garbage.